May 29, 2012

Little Support for U.S. Intervention in Syrian Conflict

25%

A quarter of Americans say the U.S. has a responsibility to do something about the fighting in Syria.

There is strong public sentiment against the United States intervening in the fighting in Syria between government forces and anti-government groups. Nearly two-thirds (64%) say the United States does not have a responsibility to do something about the conflict in Syria, while 25% say the U.S. does have a responsibility to intervene.

There also is strong opposition to using military options in dealing with Syria. Fully 62% oppose bombing the Syrian military and 63% are against sending arms and military supplies to those fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Majorities of Republicans and Democrats say the U.S. does not have a responsibility to get involved, and reject airstrikes or the shipment of arms to anti-government forces. Read More